Light TV

Light TV (styled LIGHTtv) is an American digital broadcast television network owned by MGM Television that launched on December 22, 2016. The network features family-friendly and faith-based entertainment programming. Light TV is headed by the husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey; Burnett is the CEO of MGM TV, while Downey is best known as an actress and star of Touched by an Angel. Both Burnett and Downey consider themselves deeply religious, and have teamed in the past on producing several religious- or family-oriented projects (most notably the 2013 History miniseries The Bible) through the MGM subsidiary Downey leads, Lightworkers Media.[1][2]

Light TV
TypeDigital broadcast television network
AvailabilityNationwide (available on OTA digital television and LPTV)
SloganThere is something good on
HeadquartersBeverly Hills, California
OwnerMGM Television
Mark Burnett
Roma Downey
Hearst Communications
Launch date
December 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
AffiliatesList of affiliates
Official website


The then-new over-the-top (OTT) faith-based channel was under development as early as September 2014 when MGM purchased 55% of One Three Media and LightWorkers Media, owned by Hearst Entertainment, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, and consolidated them into United Artists Media Group.[3] With MGM purchasing Hearst and Burnett and Downey's shares in UAMG, the channel was still a planned streaming service. However, Hearst and Burnett and Downey retained their stakes in the channel.[4]

MGM announced the formation of Light TV on November 16, 2016, with a launch planned for December on thirteen Fox TV stations.[5] However, Light TV launched on December 22, 2016[6] on only two stations.[7]


Light TV features several series and movies meant to fit the network's family-oriented approach, including content from the MGM film and TV library or acquired through outside sources.[1][2] Infomercials were added to the Light TV lineup in 2019, occupying all of the overnight hours and into the early morning.

Current programming

Below is a current list of programming broadcast on Light TV:[8]

Children's programming

Former programming

Former children's programming


Light TV initially launched on subchannels of fourteen Fox and MyNetworkTV stations owned by Fox Television Stations, with most of the initial affiliates being owned-and-operated stations of the Fox Broadcasting Company.[9] MGM will offer the network to stations outside the initial markets.[10]

City Station[11] Physical
Owner (management company) Date of affiliation Notes


GreensboroWDVZ-CD33.2University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa/BirminghamWVUA623.2June 1, 2017


PhoenixKSAZ-TV1010.4Fox Television StationsJuly 20, 2017


HarrisonK26GS-D2626.4Reynolds Media, Inc.2017
Little RockKTVV-LD1818.2Larry Morton


Los AngelesKTTV13.8[12]11.3Fox Television StationsDecember 22, 2016Digital signal shared with sister station KCOP-TV 13[12]
San JoseKICU-TV3636.5October 19, 2017
FresnoKAIL77.2Aperio Communications
Santa BarbaraKZDF-LD8.3December 2017


Colorado SpringsKWHS-LD51.1[13]51.1Christian Television NetworkKWHS-TV No longer carries Light TV[13]
SterlingKCDO-TV 323.6, 34.6[14]10.1Newsweb Corporation2017KCDO-TV 3's display channel for Light TV is 10.1[14]


MiamiWSVN7.4[15]7.2Sunbeam TelevisionJuly 14, 2017[16]
OrlandoWOFL22.4[17]35.2Fox Television Stations
Tampa BayWTOG44.3[18]44.3CBS Corporation


AtlantaWAGA-TV275.4Fox Television Stations2017


HonoluluKWHE-TV3114.2Family Broadcasting Corporation2017


BoiseKRID-LD2222.7Karlo Maalouf[19]July 2017
Idaho FallsKVUI3131.3Ventura Broadcasting
Twins FallsKXTF3435.3Tri-State Christian Television


ChicagoWFLD31.6[20]32.4Fox Television StationsJune 11, 2018Relocated from WPWR-TV 50.3
MarionWTCT17.5[21]27.3Tri-State Christian Television
PeoriaWAOE39.3[22]59.3Venture Technologies Group2017


AngolaWINM1212.3Tri-State Christian TelevisionSeptember 2017
Fort WayneWEIJ-LD38.5[23]38.3
IndianapolisWHMB-TV20.4[24]40.2Family Broadcasting CorporationJune 2017
South BendWHME-TV48.7[25]46.5October 9, 2017


Des MoinesKDMI19.3[26]19.3Tri-State Christian Television
Iowa CityKWKB2520.2KM Communications Inc.2017


WichitaKGPT-CD2426.7Great Plains Television


LexingtonWLJC-TV765.2Hour of Harvest
LouisvilleWBNA821.3Word Broadcasting NetworkMarch 2017[27]


Baton RougeKPBN14.4Pelican Broadcasting NetworkJanuary 1, 2018


DetroitWHNE-LD20.1[28]14.1Tait Broadcasting, LLC[28]Since late August 2017
Traverse City-CadillacWMNN-LD14.6[29]26.6Freelancer Television Broadcasting, Inc.[29]Since August 2017
Flint/Saginaw/Bay CityWAQP48.5[30]49.3Tri-State Christian TelevisionSince September 2017
Grand Rapids/KalamazooWTLJ2454.32018


MinneapolisKMSP-TV99.5Fox Television StationsJuly 26, 2017


Kansas CityKSMO-TV32.4[31]62.2Meredith CorporationMay 6, 2018
Springfield, MissouriKRFT-LD218.2Craft BroadcastingNovember 9, 2017[32]


Las VegasKGNG-LD2647.5King Kong Broadcasting, Inc.[33]October 23, 2017Century Link Cable Channel 22
RenoKTVN112.2Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.2018

New Mexico

AlbuquerqueKTVS-LD36.1[34]36.1Alpha Omega Broadcasting[34]October 2017[35](physical and virtual) channel 36.3 is a simulcast of 36.1[34]

New York

AlbanyWNYA13.4[36]51.2Hubbard BroadcastingNovember 1, 2017 Replaced Antenna TV
JamestownWNYB26.5[37]26.3Tri-State Christian Television?
New York CityWNYW27.6[38]5.4Fox Television StationsDecember 22, 2016
RochesterDWNIB-LD42.3[39]42.3Tri-State Christian Television

North Carolina

CharlotteWJZY47.10[40]46.8Fox Television Stations2017


CincinnatiWBQC-LD ("WKRP-TV")47.7[41]25.5Elliot Block2018
MansfieldWMFD-TV1268.3Mid-State Television, Inc.2017
MarionWOCB-CD22.5[42]39.5Central Ohio Assoc. of Chr. Broadcasters


TulsaKGEB53.2[43]53.2Golden Eagle BroadcastingAugust 26 2019


PhiladelphiaWTXF-TV42.5 to 38.5[44]29.3Fox Television Stations2017
PittsburghWPCW11.4, 27.4[45]19.4CBS CorporationJuly 2018

South Carolina

GreenvilleWGGS-TV16.6[46]16.4Carolina Christian Broadcasting2017


ChattanoogaWRCB133.2Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.2018
NashvilleWJFB44.3[47]44.3Tri-State Christian TelevisionNovember 20, 2017


AustinKGBS1919.5CNZ CommunicationsOctober 9, 2017Operated by HC2 Holdings
Bryan/College StationKAGS-LD32.619
DallasKDFI27[48]27.5Fox Television StationsJuly 14, 2017
San AntonioKGMM-CD24.4[49]24.2CNZ Communications


Salt Lake CityKTMW2020.5


GrundyWLFG49.4[50]68.2Living Faith Ministries, Inc.February 3, 2018


MilwaukeeWIWN68.2CNZ CommunicationsSeptember 1, 2017

Former affiliates

Market Station Channel Current owner Years of affiliation Notes
Oklahoma City
KBZC-LD42.2HC2 Holdings2017-2018Replaced by CBN News Channel
Washington, D.C.WDCA20.4Fox Television StationsWas dropped due to channel share with sister station WTTG


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